Requesting Additonal Histological Tests and Investigations (last updated 1 November 2011)
There will be occasions during treatment that the reported pathology does not meet the requirements for patient management. It is important that the reporting pathologist is contacted immediately to discuss additional investigations.
Formalin fixed specimens sent for investigation are only kept for six weeks after the case has been reported before disposal. After this time only processed wax blocks and slides are available for further review.